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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A chance of showers and storms today with highs a bit warmer-- in the lower 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.




[7-11School-Overdose]


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An eighth grade boy who allegedly gave his classmates an overdose of prescription drugs could face charges.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Emergency personnel were called to Read Mountain Middle School just after lunch yesterday after five eighth grade students overdosed on the pills. Authorities say an eighth grade boy brought in a prescription medication and gave it to some of his classmates. Not long after, some other students told administrators.
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[INQ=The good thing..]

((JERRY PRICE, PRINCIPAL READ MOUNTAIN M.S.: THE GOOD THING WAS WE HAD STUDENTS WHO INFORMED US WHAT WAS GOING ON AND I WANT TO COMMEND OUR STUDENTS FOR BEING AWARE AND LETTING US KNOW..))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Price/Read Mountain Middle School Principal]
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[OUTQ=.. AND LETTING US KNOW.]
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The five students were taken to Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital after they said they felt dizzy. They were listed in good condition.
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[7-11Drug-Symptoms]


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Klonopin (Klon-Oh-Pin), may have been the drug given out to students yesterday. The drug is mainly used to treat seizures and panic disorders.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Klonopin can create a feeling similar to Valium (VAL-ium) --where the person feels relaxed and forgets their worries.
The symptoms can also include drowsiness, confusion, dizziness and glassy eyes.
The biggest concern with abuse of the drug is respiratory depression or breathing problems.
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[IN Q=If you had a patient]

((JAMES BLACK/CARILION MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY; IF YOU HAD A PATIENT THAT HAD A BREATHING PROBLEM ANYWAY --THAT COULD CAUSE THEIR BREATHING TO SLOW DOWN AND THEY CAN STOP BREATHING, ESPECIALLY IF YOU YOU MIX IT WITH ANYTHING ELSE THAT CAN RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION))
[SUPER=01-James Black/Carilion Medical Center Pharmacy]
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Symptoms will go away once the drug runs its course. That could take up to 24 hours or more.
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[7-VOBBennet-Murder]


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North Carolina authorities hope a videotape of the crime scene will lead to new tips in order to help solve the murder of a Franklin County native
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Two years ago this week, Stephanie Bennett was murdered in her Raleigh North Carolina apartment.
Police say they have a lot of evidence but still have yet to make an arrest.
Her family has offered a one hundred thousand dollar reward and they remain hopeful her killer will be brought to justice.
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((CARMON BENNETT/STEPHANIE'S FATHER: WE ARE JUST BEING VERY PATIENT AND HOPING SOMEDAY SOON SOMEONE WILL TALK. SOMEONE OUT THERE HAS ALL THE ANSWERS TO ALL OF OUR QUESTIONS.))
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The Raleigh Police Department hopes to release a videotape this week in hopes of jogging someone's memory.
Investigators believe someone out there has information that could lead to an arrest.
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Meantime, Stephanie's family plans to hold a golf tournament June 13th to raise money for a scholarship in her name.

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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with yet more showers and storms possible.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.

[55-6Scott]


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The case of a man accused of robbing a bank two months ago will go before a grand jury.
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37-year-old Maurice Preston Scott was arrested last month
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./March 17]

for the March 17th robbery of the SunTrust Bank on Graves Mill Road.
Authorities say Scott brandished a sawed-off rifle and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
He was arrested April 6th after trying to rob another bank that was already closed.
A judge certified the charges against Scott after a preliminary hearing yesterday.
He could be indicted next month.

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Montgomery County residents may get a tax break in the future.
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Tuesday night the Board of Supervisors passed a 118-million dollar budget. The board also set aside 458-thousand dollars for tax relief.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The money was set aside because the board found out the state was giving the county several million dollars MORE than expected. The board had already voted, last month, to increase the real estate tax by 3-cents and now it's TOO late to change the rate.
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((BOBBY PARKER:BECAUSE WE CHANGE THE TAX RATE AND GRANT THE RELIEF THAT THE TAX TICKETS THIS YEAR. THE BOARD WILL HAVE THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THE FUND FOR THEM TO DEAL WITH, TO ALLOCATE, TO APPROPRIATE AS THEY SEE FIT IN THE FUTURE.))
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[OUT Q=in the future.]
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The relief is equal to about one-cent of the real estate tax. How the money will be used or when it will be distributed is NOT known.
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[55-11Memorial-Donation]


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A large donation has been given to the D-Day Memorial Foundation.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The Ruritan National presented the foundation with 10-thousand dollars raised by clubs in Virginia and around the country. What began three years ago as a committment of 25-thousand dollars, is now well on its way to surpassing a six figure goal.
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((RICHARD ELY/RURITAN NATIONAL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; TONIGHT WITH THE PRESENTATION OF ANOTHER 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS, WE'VE RAISED SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 90-THOUSAND.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Ely/Ruritan National Executive Director;]
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[OUT Q=neighborhood of 90,000;]
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The money will be applied to debt retirement so the foundation can continue its educational programs. Ruritan National also unveiled a history plaque that will be displayed at the Memorial. The plaque is a tribute to Company D of the 116th Infantry Regiment and honors Bob Slaughter, the past President of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Keep the umbrella close by, as showers and storms move in later today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast details, after the news.





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Henry County's former administrator is heading back to the courtroom today.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 8]

Sid Clower admitted to stealing 818-thousand dollars from Henry County over the past ten years. Having already served his state sentance, he will be sentenced today on federal charges of fraud and tax evasion. The maximum penalty for his case is 20 years in jail and a one-and-a-half (m) million dollar fine.
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[8-11State-revenue]


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Virginia may end the fiscal year with a surplus, just weeks after the passing a major tax increase.
State revenue collections have grown nine and a half percent for the year.
That's well ahead of what was expected.
Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says if the upswing continues, legislators may consider rolling back some of the recently-passed tax hikes.
Griffith says removing the cap on car tax relief could be the first thing to go if the state ends up with a surplus.

[8-11Warner-Radford]


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The new state budget is moving in the right direction when it comes to funding local universities and colleges, but it still doesn't go far enough.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]

The plan includes more than 275-million dollars for higher education. Virginia Tech is getting a 7-percent increase in funding, while Radford will a 14-percent increase.
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But, in a speech given yesterday afternoon at Radford, Governor Mark Warner admitted the increases were still NOT enough.
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[IN Q=If Tech is ]

((MARK WARNER: IF TECH IS GOING TO GET THAT TOP 30 RESEARCH DESIGNATION, IF RADFORD IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO TURN OUT THE GREAT TEACHERS AND QUALITY STUDENTS THAT IT HAS IN THE PAST, THE STATE'S GOTTA BE WILLING TO SUPPORT THESE INVESTMENTS IN OUR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. ))
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A recent study shows Virginia's Colleges and Universities are under funded by more than 400-million dollars. Warner says this NEW investment helps to close the gap.
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A private developer from the Washington D-C area may be able to solve the renovation problem at Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The school board last week balked at the new 38-million dollar price tag to renovate the school.
Now the Eastridge Companies says it will submit a proposal to build a new school that it would lease to the county.
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[SOT 10:10:49]
[IN Q=In this case]

((MIKE HALLER/THE EASTRIDGE COMPANIES: IN THIS CASE, THEY'D BE LEASING THEIR FACILITY. WE BRING AN ARCHITECT, WE BRING IN A CONTRACTOR, WE GUARANTEE THE PRICE AND WE GUARANTEE THE SCHEDULE, SO BASICALLY REMOVES ALL THE RISK FROM THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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Once the lease is paid off, Bedford County would own the school outright.
Haller says his team already has some property in mind where the new school could be built.
School officials say they're open to suggestions and will discuss the matter further next week.
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